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1. Introduction In 2003, the South African Heart Association (SA Heart) and the Lipid and Atherosclerosis Society of Southern Africa (LASSA) officially adopted the European Guidelines for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease (1) to replace the South African Lipid Guidelines published in 2000. (2) The European document has recently been updated with the publication of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)/European Society of Atherosclerosis (EAS) Guideline for the Management of Dyslipidaemias in 2011. (3) This Consensus Statement promotes current best management of dyslipidaemia and should be adopted by all health care professionals in South Africa.